Anyway, just wanted to wish you your families all a very safe and relaxing Christmas and hope you all have a fantastic start to 2010. Hope santa finds you!!! hahaha!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEE YOU IN 2010!!
Love Melinda xx
MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEE YOU IN 2010!!
Love Melinda xx
8:30pm - welcome drinks
9pm - sketch
8:45pm - bingo
9pm - xmas photos
9:15pm - scraplift
9:30pm - xmas trivia - will continue over the weekend
drinks and bingo and general chat will be in chatzy....
Register and PM one of the DT for the password if you don't have it...
Don't forget to put your bingo words in.
Hope to see you there.
Just a couple of LO's I managed to do yesterday. These are both for the Dec monthly challenges at Bon's.For the sketch challenge we also had to incorporate newspaper and transparancy PLUS a LO with no title, strip journelling instead. Newspaper and no title is something I have never done before so I am really enjoyed putting this one together.
So the idea basically is to pick something from this room that inspires you. It doesn't necessarily have to be the colours, it could be shapes, something in the room or you could even turn the room into a sketch. This time around I went with shapes. I was inspired by the two rectangle prints and the curves in the chair. Plus the uncluttered room inspired me to do a really simple LO. So walaa....here it is!!
Also I have managed to catch up on a couple of classes that I were running at Bons. The first one was Skye's class. She was using the November girl kit, which I didn't have, so I used the November boy kit instead.The next class I did was Gigi's. I was helping her raise money for a sensory room for her son. She was showing us how to make these awesome tissue paper flowers. They were so easy to make and very effective on a LO.
Anyway, I must go and get a heap done. You know what its like when you have been away, there is always so much to catch up on.
Have a wonderful week - only 11 days to go before Christmas...eeek!!!
Anyway one of the lovely ladies, Giovanna Scott, at Bon's is hosting a fundraising class tomorrow night. The fee will be $10 and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the equipment needed at Rainer's school in their newly acquired SENSORY ROOM. You can get more information on Gigi's blog HERE. But you will need to be a member of the forum and make the donation to access the classroom.
Thats all for me today, pretty boring I know, but I will have some LO's and photos to share later in the week. Just need to do a bit of editing.
Hope you all had a good weekend. Ours was pretty low keyed. Brad and I spent the day together on Friday as the boys were in daycare and we had a shopping day! Was soooo lovely to spend some time together, spent way too much money as usual!! Saturday saw us put up our Christmas tree. This year Rily is soooo excited about Christmas. Its all he talks about at the moment, he loves the lights and is always studying the christmas stuff in the junk mail catalogues. So cute. He now knows quite a few christmas carols so we get around the house singing those during the day. We don't celebrate christmas in a big way, for us its more about being with family during the holiday period so our tree is a non traditional quite a quirky little christmas tree, which I love.
Hope everyone has a very enjoyable week. Stay cool, its pretty hot here in Brisbane at the moment.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments, it brings a smile to my face :-)
Well Round 4 is up for the "win a 3 month kit subscription". I love it!! This time we have to make our own mask, use a punch & knot something ie ribbon etc. PLUS we have to do at least one of the December monthly challenges all due by the 6th December. So I better get cracking. Still have a few November challenges I would like to get finished.
Stay tuned I have two challenges on the go and hopefully will have them finished in the next day or so.
Keep smiling :-)
Love Melinda xx
Also there is a photography challenge running at the moment at Bons. Loads of fun. Everyday we need to take a photo of something..Yesterday it was something started with "A"...I thought about and thought about and eventually I got the dictionary out...hahaha!!! But then I had a brainwave...well I thought it was...I remembered in my box of party stuff, I had left over from Finlay's birthday, some ALLEN lollies...So what do you think?? I think YUMMY!!!! haha!! Today is "Look up high and I see" hmmmm....need to think more about that, have an idea but hopefully it will work.
Its funny but when I finished this one, I wasn't entirely happy with it. Just didn't turn out how I imagined. I guess it goes to show that everyone's LO's have things that appeal to different people. Charm did an amazing job in scraplifting it too. Go over to Bons and check it out. Oh some extra criteria required for this one is to use Brads and a Diecut as a stencil. I am looking forward to doing this one.
Bon has set a fantastic colour challenge. Colours this time are blue, teal, red, black and white and needs to be a LO of a friend or friends with meaningful journalling. Can't wait to try this one.!
Skye has given us a sketch which looks awesome BUT extra criteria is fabric and polka dots and checks together!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First of all I thought, what the!! but after I had a look in my stash, I think I have something that will work.
PLUS the fabulous and beautiful Felicty has a photography challenge running all week. Yesterday it was to take a photo from our kitchen window, and today it is "today I am....." should be lots of fun. And there is a blog hop too.
So there is loads for me to do. I have to have a least one of these completed by Sunday for the "win a kit" competition, but I hopefully want to get them all done.
Anyway best keep going and get a few things done. The day is going to be a hot one again.!!!
Take care and keep smiling :-)
Love and hugs
Have a very scrappy and happy week everyone :-)!
Love and hugs
Anyway, I have had a very busy week doing all the usual stuff but I am also trying to workout everyday which limits my time to getting other things done!! Oh well I feel better for it tho!
Have managed to do two LO's this week. One I will share now, the other I have yet to take a photo of it....so you will just have to wait...hehe.. I decided to plunge in and do my very first Stuck Sketches/123 Challenge for Novermber. The criteria was to use a stuck sketch along with a baby/pregnancy photo and a diecut. I know the sketch had two photos in it but I only had one to work with, so hoping that is acceptable. If not I loved how it turned out.
Here it is...walaaa...!!
Anyways, I have just realised I am going to be super super busy over the next week. Round 3 of the "win a kit"competition has just been announced and its a dooser!!! There are two parts to this round. Part 1 is to create a LO using our own kit and must include 3 PP, no more no less, and we have to choose 7 elements from a list provided ie lace, bling, staples etc etc. and we need to use a B&W photo. I wonder if I can use all elements from the list...hmmm that would be a challenge!....PLUS part 2 is to complete at least 1 of the CC challenges all if possible. So all of this is due in on the 22 November!!!!!!!!!!!
So between CC challenges, "win a kit"challenge and using my November boy kit, I will be head down tail up at my scrap desk!!!!!!!!!! At least I have finished my monthly challenges (which I just realised I haven't shared yet, will do next time). I must go and get some photos and papers organised and get planning! Lots to do!!
On the home front....everyone is well. The boys are just being typical boys are are loving the warmer weather, great for playing outside.
Hope you all have had a good week, stay tuned to see what I can create for Round 3!!!!
Love you all
Riley enjoying his watermelon during the hot days we have been having.
Last weekend my one of my beautiful sisters came to stay while Brad was away and Finlay had "plopped" himself in the bean bag and Leonie was just talking to him, but Finlay just found whatever she was saying "hilarious" and was having a good ól giggle!!! So cute to hear!!
Well I think my paint has dried and I want to get this LO finished before I have to go and pick they boys up from daycare.
Thank you sooo much girls for all your love and comments that you leave. You make my day :-)
Have a great weekend!
Using up a bit more of Bon's fantastic October Boy Kit. Great value for money.
Look what I have coming in the next few days hopefully. This is a sneak of the November Boy kit. Doesn't it look delish?!!! Can't wait for my pizza box!!
Anyway, I better go and clean up the kitchen and get the boys organised and ready for bed.
This was for a sketch challenge. The extra criteria on this one was: stiching, v in the paper and ribbon. Happy how this one has turned out.
The one below is for a colour challenge. The colours are Red and Green with white and black. The extra criteria were, dots, 5 or more photos and a jingle/song for a title. Had fun doing this one as I have never used these colours before.
More to come but wanted to leave you with a very cute photo I took of Finlay today. He is starting to become a real little boy now, loves to get up on to the aeroplane and try and take off...even if it is backwards....lol!
Have a good day!